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Strategic Communication: Advertising and Public Relations

 2nd Cycle Degree     Departamento de Comunicação e Artes [Portuguese]

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Study plan/Branches   Strategic Communication: Advertising and Public Relations
DGES code
9515
CNAEF classification 342 | Decree no. 256/2005 [PT]
Publication in the Portuguese Official Gazette Order no. 13592/2014 - DR 2nd series, no. 217, 10 November [PT]
Assessment/Accreditation/Registration A3ES Accreditation
DGES Registration R/A-Ef 1323/2011, 18-03-2011
Mode of study Daytime
ECTS 120

General Access Regime  

Admission Requirements
Vacancies 20 (2018)

About

Profile of the programme The master in Strategic Communication offers a post-graduate formation specialized in Advertising and Public Relations. This master is designed to meet the expectations of graduates, especially of Communication Sciences, who seek to deepen knowledge and skills in this scientific and professional area. The course is divided in two academic years: in the 1st year, students have the opportunity to attend and be evaluated on a set of curricular units in the field of advertising and public relations; in the 2nd year, students can choose between writing a dissertation, and do an internship in an organization, followed by the respective report.
Key learning outcomes The goal is to have the students attaining in a progressive way the knowledge and specific skills, which are substantial to get a place in the job market, as well as to establish a scientific research in the field of strategic communication. One expects students to achieve the humanistic, cultural and communication skills that are the key to meet a deep comprehension of social, political and human relation-based phenomenon; and, professional skills matching the performance of tasks existing in the area of advertising and / or PR, with a high level of creativity, autonomy and decision-making power. The supply of several teaching activities (e.g., field works, projects, case studies) altogether with continuous evaluation methodologies, empower an environment of teaching/learning that is strongly centered on the student. The measurement of the skills level is the outcome of the evaluation of the curricular units and also of the public defense of an Internship Report or a Master dissertation thesis.
Occupational profiles of graduates The MA in Strategic Communication offers a wide range of possibilities for career, both in Communication Agencies, Advertising Agencies, Events organization agencies, Media Planning enterprises, and as technicians integrated in communication departments of private/public sector companies or nonprofit organizations.
Learning facilities - Central Library with a specific area of Strategic Communication, Advertising and Public Relations. Located on Polo I, consists of an area of 6000 m2 spread over five floors, featuring 600 seats of study, computer rooms, a room with magazines and journals, access to numerous scientific journals on paper or "online". Wireless web access throughout the building.
- LabCom – Online Communication Laboratory. With a permanent team of PhD researchers in the area of strategic communication, the LabCom is a scientific research center that has been scored with “Very Good” by FCT. There is the possibility for students participate in ongoing scientific projects.
- Resource Center for Teaching and Learning (CREA) - equipped with Radio, Television and Photography studios.
Requirements and regulations (assessment and graduation) UBI Regulations [PT]
Internal regulation of the master approved by the Course Committee
Admission/Applicant

Departamento de Comunicação e Artes

Rua Marquês D'Ávila e Bolama
6201-001 Covilhã
275 242 024

Course Coordinator(s)

Course Director
Ana Leonor Serra Morais dos Santos
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Mobility coordinator
Eduardo José Marcos Camilo

Committees

Scientific Committee
Herlander Alves Elias
Gisela Marques Pereira Gonçalves
Joaquim Mateus Paulo Serra
Eduardo José Marcos Camilo
Arminda Maria Finisterra do Paço

Pedagogical Coordination Committee
Year Coordinators
Herlander Alves Elias (1st)
Gisela Marques Pereira Gonçalves (2nd)
Year Representatives
Renato José Morgado Batista (1st)
Marilena Rato Machado (2nd)

Recognition Committee
Herlander Alves Elias
Gisela Marques Pereira Gonçalves
Arminda Maria Finisterra do Paço
Eduardo José Marcos Camilo
Note: The information contained in these pages does not relieve consultation of official documents. Last updated on: 2014-08-07

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